Benesch to Provide a Total $10,000 of Free Legal Services for the Winners of the BG Strategic Advisors Supply Chain “Shark Tank” Competition

Palm Beach – January 2, 2020 – BG Strategic Advisors is pleased to announce that AmLaw200 law firm, Benesch has teamed up with DAT and will provide a total of $10,000 of free legal services to the winners of our BGSA Supply Chain “Shark Tank” during our Conference in Palm Beach January 22-24, 2020. In addition, the winners will receive a total of $5,000 in prizes provided by DAT, this year’s “Shark Tank” sponsor.

The BGSA Holdings Supply Chain Conference is the Transportation & Logistics industry’s only CEO-level conference focused on all segments of the supply chain. The DAT sponsored “Shark Tank” will include six finalists out of a record number of applicants from high caliber companies who will present their Big Idea to our outstanding audience of over 200 supply chain CEOs and leaders. Each finalist will be given a five-minute pitch, followed by five minutes of Q&A with our judges. The winner will receive a prize, live audience recognition, follow-up press coverage, and qualify for a potential investment opportunity from the BGSA Supply Chain Sharks, as well as from Cambridge Capital.

The nationally-recognized law firm, Benesch, will provide $10,000 of legal work, including corporate, transactional and intellectual property legal services, to the winner. For the fourth time, Benesch has been named Law Firm of the Year in Transportation Law by Best Law Firms®/U.S. News & World Report. Only one law firm receives this recognition each year making it a particularly impressive distinction. This is the seventh consecutive year that Benesch has received a national first-tier ranking in Transportation Law by the same ranking. Benesch’s Transportation & Logistics Practice Group guides clients in every facet of the supply chain to maximize growth, enhance profitability, ensure customer satisfaction, and minimize risk. Carriers of all modes of transportation (motor carrier, rail, air, and maritime), third-party intermediaries (transportation brokers, air and ocean freight forwarders, intermodal marketing companies, etc.), warehouse operators, technology providers, and commercial shippers (manufacturers, distributors, and retailers) rely upon Benesch’s leadership and experience from global origin to destination, and every turn in between.

Co-Chair of Benesch’s Transportation & Logistics Practice, Eric L. Zalud said, “We are thrilled to participate in the BGSA “Shark Tank” competition and to help bolster the business of one of these exciting and up and coming supply chain companies.” “Supply chains present unique and complex problems, but they also provide countless opportunities for great innovation,” said Claude Pumilia, CEO of DAT Solutions. “We are always looking for ways to help enterprising supply chain, carrier, and broker companies find their path to growth.”

About DAT Solutions

DAT operates the largest freight marketplace in North America, bringing together the largest network of transportation brokers, carriers, and shippers. News organizations and industry analysts rely on DAT for market trends and data insights derived from 256 million freight matches per year and a database of $68 billion in annual market transactions. As the industry standard for rate pricing, DAT’s freight rate database also provides the settlement prices against which trucking freight futures contracts are traded. Founded in 1978, DAT Solutions LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Roper Technologies (NYSE:ROP), a diversified technology company and constituent of the S&P 500, Fortune 1000, and Russell 1000 indices. DAT.com

About Benesch 

Benesch’s Transportation & Logistics Practice Group guides clients in every facet of the supply chain to maximize growth, enhance profitability, ensure customer satisfaction, and minimize risk. Carriers of all modes of transportation (motor carrier, rail, air, and maritime), third-party intermediaries (transportation brokers, air and ocean freight forwarders, intermodal marketing companies, etc.), warehouse operators, technology providers, and commercial shippers (manufacturers, distributors, and retailers) rely upon Benesch’s leadership and experience from global origin to destination, and every turn in between. Beneschlaw.com

About BG Strategic Advisors

BG Strategic Advisors (BGSA) is the leading M&A advisory firm focused on the logistics and supply chain industry. BGSA specializes in providing supply chain CEOs with the tools to maximize their companies’ value. For more information, please visit BGSA.com.

Benjamin Gordon, Cambridge Capital CEO, predicts logistics technology investment in Freightwaves

Gordon predicts logistics investment to double in new decade

Benjamin Gordon, CEO of Cambridge Capital in Palm Beach, forecasts Supply Chains, last mile logistics, Jeff Bezos, and Amazon with Freightwaves. BGSA CEO Ben Gordon on investment outlook in technology, logistics, and supply chain: “Cambridge Capital predicts $60 billion invested in logistics this decade!”

Benjamin Gordon, who invests in logistics and technology companies, expects record amounts of capital to flow throughout the decade into transport and logistics, a segment he said remains “ripe for disruption.”

The 2010s may have been about innovation, but the 2020s will be about scale, Gordon said. “If we see $60 billion invested in logistics IT companies in the 2020s, at least 70% will come from private equity buyouts rather than venture capital startups,” he said. Those investments will help solid IT firms achieve scale and will, in general, foster a more stable operating environment, Gordon said.

For more on Benjamin Gordon, visit https://twitter.com/benjaminhgordonhttps://www.linkedin.com/in/bengordon18/, and https://medium.com/@benjamingordon30.

DAT Solutions Announced as Major Sponsor for BG Strategic Advisors Supply Chain 2020 Conference

Palm Beach – December 30, 2019 – BG Strategic Advisors is pleased to announce that industry-leading transportation platform provider DAT Solutions and AmLaw200 law firm Benesch have teamed up to present “Shark Tank” (a new product pitch session) at the BGSA Conference in Palm Beach, January 22-24, 2020.

The BGSA Holdings Supply Chain Conference is the transportation and logistics industry’’s only CEO-level conference focused on all segments of the supply chain. DAT Solutions will sponsor the “Shark Tank,” where six finalists out of a record number of applicants will present their Big Idea to more than 200 supply chain CEOs and leaders. Each finalist will give a five-minute pitch, followed by five minutes of Q&A with our judges. The winners will receive a total of $5,000 in prizes provided by DAT, and $10,000 in legal services from Benesch. Finalists also receive live audience recognition, follow-up press coverage and qualify for a potential investment opportunity from the BGSA Supply Chain Sharks, as well as from Cambridge Capital.

“Supply chains present unique and complex problems, but they also provide countless opportunities for great innovation,” said Claude Pumilia, CEO of DAT Solutions. “We are always looking for ways to help enterprising supply chain, carrier, and broker companies find their path to growth.”

“We are thrilled to participate in the BGSA “Shark Tank” competition and to help bolster the business of one of these exciting and up and coming supply chain companies,” said Eric L. Zalud, Co-Chair of Benesch’s Transportation & Logistics Practice.

About DAT Solutions

DAT operates the largest freight marketplace in North America, bringing together the largest network of transportation brokers, carriers, and shippers. News organizations and industry analysts rely on DAT for market trends and data insights derived from 256 million freight matches per year and a database of $68 billion in annual market transactions. As the industry standard for rate pricing, DAT’s freight rate database also provides the settlement prices against which trucking freight futures contracts are traded.

Founded in 1978, DAT Solutions LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Roper Technologies (NYSE:ROP), a diversified technology company and constituent of the S&P 500, Fortune 1000, and Russell 1000 indices. DAT.com

About Benesch

Benesch’s Transportation & Logistics Practice Group guides clients in every facet of the supply chain to maximize growth, enhance profitability, ensure customer satisfaction, and minimize risk. Carriers of all modes of transportation (motor carrier, rail, air, and maritime), third-party intermediaries (transportation brokers, air and ocean freight forwarders, intermodal marketing companies, etc.), warehouse operators, technology providers, and commercial shippers (manufacturers, distributors, and retailers) rely upon Benesch’s leadership and experience from global origin to destination, and every turn in between. Beneschlaw.com

About BG Strategic Advisors

BG Strategic Advisors (BGSA) is the leading M&A advisory firm focused on the logistics and supply chain industry. BGSA specializes in providing supply chain CEOs with the tools to maximize their companies’ value. For more information, please visit BGSA.com.

BGSA Supply Chain Conference, Benjamin Gordon, CEO, investor, Cambridge Capital, Palm Beach

BGSA’s 14th Annual Supply Chain Conference to be held in Palm Beach

PALM BEACH, FL — December 17, 2019 – BG Strategic Advisors is proud to announce that the 14th Annual BGSA Supply Chain Conference will be held in Palm Beach, Florida, at The Breakers, on January 22 – 24, 2020.

BGSA Supply Chain 2020 is a one-of-a-kind event designed to recognize top supply chain companies as well as encourage the sharing of insights among an exclusive group of executives from a variety of industry segments.  Our invitation-only annual conference provides an intimate and candid setting where CEOs and leaders can privately network and explore ideas with their peers.  In addition, the conference offers a unique focus on strategic ideas driving change in the supply chain marketplace, such as new technologies, consolidation, global expansion, and innovative growth strategies.  Attendees will be joining an elite group of industry leaders to discuss market trends, explore strategic acquisition opportunities, and exchange ideas for growth in the rapidly-changing industry.

BGSA Supply Chain is considered the foremost CEO-level event in the transportation, logistics, and supply chain sector.  Last year, more than 200 senior supply chain and operations executives joined us in Palm Beach.  This year, BGSA has a record turnout.

This year’s panels & speakers include:

2020 Outlook: What Will the Coming Year Hold for Transportation and Logistics?

Moderator: Ben Gordon – Founder, BGSA Holdings and CEO, Cambridge Capital

State of the Industry: Logistics Perspective

Moderator: Dave Stubbs – Operating Partner, Cambridge Capital

Voice of the Customer

Moderator: Gene Tyndall – CSO, Tompkins International

Dealmaking in the Supply Chain Market: Who is Winning and How?

Moderator: Ben Gordon – Founder, BGSA Holdings and CEO, Cambridge Capital

The BGSA Supply Chain Conference 2020 “Shark Tank”

Moderator: Ben Gordon – Founder, BGSA Holdings and CEO, Cambridge Capital

Judges:

  • Claude Pumilia – CEO, DAT Solutions LLC
  • Herb Shear – Chairman, Shear Family Office
  • Jack Holmes – Chairman, Emerge (Former President, UPS Freight)
  • Rob Howard – Vice President, Target

Finalists:

Supply Chain Technologies: What’s New and Exciting?

Moderator: Rimas Kapeskas – Partner, Cambridge Capital

Managing Technology in this Era of Disruption

Moderator: Matt Smalley – VP, Cambridge Capital

State of the Industry: Trucking Perspective

Moderator: Jack Holmes – Chairman, Emerge (Former President, UPS Freight)

Feel free to visit www.BGSAConference.com for more information on this year’s event. The event is by invite only. For an invitation, please contact Jennifer Alfaro by phone at (561) 932-1607 or by email at Jennifer@BGSA.com.

Amazon And 4 Other Reasons To Avoid FedEx Stock

Benjamin Gordon, Cambridge Capital CEO, on the FedEx battle with Amazon.

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Data Driven Investor author Benjamin Gordon, Cambridge Capital CEO on private equity logistics technology

Hot Times in Cold Storage

Cold chain logistics is hotter than ever. Benjamin Gordon, Cambridge Capital and BGSA CEO in Palm Beach, explains why supply chain investment in cold storage and temperature controlled warehousing and logistics has become so important.

In the past year, we have seen a flood of capital pouring into temperature-controlled logistics facilities. Investors and buyers have rushed into the sector, eager to snap up the facilities that support the food supply chain.

Industry leaders Lineage Logistics and Americold, in particular, have been on a tear. Recent deals include

In just 11 years, Lineage has skyrocketed to become the largest company in its field. Today, Lineage and its competitor Americold together control 63% of the market for cold-storage warehousing, according to the International Association of Refrigerated Warehouses.

Why is there such a sudden spike of investor interest in cold chain logistics?

What Does Tesla’s “Feature-Complete” Self-Driving Suite Mean?

Benjamin Gordon, CEO of Cambridge Capital, explains what the Tesla “Feature-Complete” Self-Driving suite means.

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Benjamin Gordon, Cambridge Capital CEO, predicts logistics technology investment in Freightwaves

Amazon earnings miss highlights competition in last mile

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Strategic Advice for Logistics Companies with Benjamin Gordon of Cambridge Capital

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